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Into Wistman's Wood

 Ruby Bateman and Blue Firth

20th June - 21st July

An exhibition of new paintings by

Ruby Bateman and ceramics by Blue Firth


Thursday 20th June  6pm - 9pm

 Solstice supper club with Pom Pom Cooks

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Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd 

 Nature of Magic Witchcraft Retreat

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Into Whistman Woods collection of works about about dualism; the ‘me-state’ identity complex and its (dis)association with nature. Alongside the works is a poem written by Ruby inspired by William Blake's poetry and origin allegories. Ruby's paintings being visual representations of key phrases and lines. In turn Blue ceramic works have been inspired by Ruby paintings and her creating magical portals that's transport us to the natural world.

The Exhibition looks at how central myth, folklore and narrative are to the human condition, and our fundamental need to place ourselves in nature, and often seek control (of it). 

To celibate this exhibition we are having a supper club on Summer Solstice where you are invited to wander around the exhibition, sit with the works, and eat the most delicious  food with great company, live music and a drink or two.

The exhibition is viewable by appointment, so please do drop us a line to arrange a viewing.


Ruby Bateman is a visual artist working from her home studio in the South West Countryside. Using a richly colourful and symbolic visual language, Ruby interweaves classical, gothic and esoteric elements into the creation of her paintings and drawings.

She often tells stories about the human experience of love and loss, institutionalised motherhood and the ego's (dis)association with nature, through origin-fiction and allegorical writing.  With paint and ink, Ruby is able to transform these questions into meaningful images, connecting her to a deeper material and heart's consciousness. 


Ruby graduated from The Royal College of Art in 2020 with a Print Masters.

She has exhibited internationally in the US and in shows across the UK. Her work can be found at Glassette, Livingstone St Ives, Domenica Marland, Milieu Studios and The Art Unit.


Blue Firth is an artist/designer working with clay. Her other outputs include podcasts on witchcraft and sharing magical practices through clay. These sit alongside a design practice which works with brands and collectives whose focus is on intuitive design, sustainability and care. She also lectures Graphic Design at Nottingham Trent University.

Blue has shown work both nationally and internationally and has work in public and private collections. She was selected for the Toast New Makers Programme in 2019 and is residency co-ordinator at Casa Julfa.

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